burning, the foredeck wreathed in smoke as the five-inch continues firing. The ship's listing as she swings through the emergency turn and through the flames and haze of choking black smoke you can see –- the hazy red numbers on your alarm clock, it's repetitive monotone eerily similar to the General Quarters tone. You snatch it off the table and hurl it at the wall. It reaches the end of the cord, which snaps off cleanly, unable to stop it from smashing into the wall opposite in a shower of plastic shrapnel. You fall back in bed, pull a pillow over your face and punch your skull a few times till the echoes subside. Then you haul your ass upright and grope for your watch on the endtable. 7:02. Time to get moving. Your dress uniform was standard practice for the first day in-country; appearances and all that; but today you can revert to less rigid day uniforms. After you saw to Harder's... re-introduction into the world, you spent your remaining daylight squaring things away and, of course, filling out and faxing all the damn paperwork the old Gato-class caused you. Your old Annapolis instincts take you through your morning toilet on autopilot while your brain slowly spins up, creaking all the while. You managed to steal a march on jetlag by sleeping on the C-5, a feat only achievable by the 36 hours of waking paperwork hell that'd preceded it. You're not quite sure you've recovered, yet. >check your e-mail, set the alarm on your watch for tomorrow, take it easy.>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phone>other?
>>37842641>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phone
>>37842641>>check your e-mail, set the alarm on your watch for tomorrow, take it easy.
>>37842641>>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phone
>FoodFood is always important, everything else can wait.
>check your e-mail, set the alarm on your watch for tomorrow, take it easy.
>>37842641>>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phoneAlso, make sure Sammy hasn't stolen the Japanese heavy cruisers panties or something. It would be a shame if she was caught and given a spanking from Kongou.
I get the feeling Souryuu'll be "Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Quest"
>>37842641>>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phoneAny mails that are actually important can be dealt with after food.
>>37842641>fuck e-mail, lets get some goddamn food, we can always check it on our phoneFood is important for proper cognitive function.
>>37842641>food, in the mess hall
CALLING THE VOTE like those responsible sane people in good quests do. Counting now~
>>37842818>implying you did that for SWQ
>>37842818>Planefag>Sane and/or responsibleHue
You briefly contemplate your laptop bag, discarded in one corner, and snort at it. This morning – especially this damn morning – you're in no mood to ruin your appetite early. You can always check it on your phone later, if you need. You rummage around in your toiletries bag, feeling a moment's frustration before you turn up a small brown RX bottle which dispenses a few Vicadin. You weigh the pills in your hand for a long minute, then dump two back in and take one. Tugging your cap onto your head, you make for the door but stop short, looking at the black cane hanging off the knob. >take it>leave it
>>37842894>take itAnd Pimp Walk all the way to the mess.
>>37842894>take itAnd for fuck's sake don't let Willie have it.Actually, we should assign Willie a chaperone.
>>37842894>take itCan't hurt. Probably.
>>37842894>>take itwe can smack people with it if we need to
>>37842894To whack gits with, nothing more
>>37842894WHEN I SAY KONGOU YOU SAY DESS!KONGOU!
>>37842956should get me some tea
>>37842714what the fuck
>>37842956Haruna and Hiei are better.
>>37842981>>37843016>not loving KongouKongou loves you.
>>37843135Congo a shit
>>37843078Who is in that picture?
>>37843135yeah, well I love The William D. Porter
>>37843135Of course she does, so when is she going to get me that tea I told her to get? I think the kettle's in the kitchen.
>>37843135Sorry, Kirishima, Nagato and Musashi are all better.
>>37843155Are you a masochist?
Is this a Kongou thread?
>between one and thirty corgis are going to die
>>37843196No>>37843206Why do you do this to us Anon?
>>37843189She was/Is a fuckup, but a fuckup that historically did not allow its crew to be killed while it still lived. I respect that.
>>37843196SHIP SPOTTED, BEARING 217 SHORT RANGE
>>37843227Fair enough anon. We've all heard much worse reasons. That one even ranges to good reason territory.
>>37843151Minna, Erica, and Trude from Strike Witches.
>>37842714Poor deculture. He drew that. For money. How scandalous. He pleases Frog lovers for money.
>>37843278FIRING SOLUTION READY SIR
>>37842714Kota pls go
>>37843283Not that one, this one>>37842714
>>37843338It's futa Perrine fucking a younger Perrrine (Futa status unknown).Take a guess as to who commissioned it.
>>37843338Perrine. And Perrine.
>>37843415>>37843381>>37843278>>37843196>>37843135>>37842956Fuck Off, Fascists
>>37843381TORPEDO IN THE WATER
>>37843415I'll take her
>>37843506TORPEDO IMPACT!SHE'S GOING TO THE BOTTOM!
>>37843511Clearly you appreciate Fumikane's good taste.
>>37843364Someone with taste?
>>37843364oh...futa selfcest is my fetish, but I didn't request that.
>>37843616You're steering this thread into dangerous waters.
Kongou is a good person!
>>37843678Kongou's a slut, she has hundreds of men in her all the time.
>>37843678why hasn't she gotten me my tea yet?
>>37843678She's not bad at all, I just prefer say Souryuu more.
You swallow the impulse that hits you then, and it sears all the way down. With a steady hand you unhook the cane from the knob, intact and unsmashed, and step out into the new day. You'll probably do a lot of walking today, so *something'll* need to prop you up, and you just left Option #2 on the bathroom counter. Yokosuka is a little cool this morning with the sea breezes blowing in, but that'll change later, you wager. You flag down a passing Marine with your cane and get directions to the officer's mess, and limp your way across the base, your stomach already growling loudly.You find your target shortly, an off-white building with proud silver letters declaring it the “Arleigh A. Burke Commissioned Officers' Mess” on the side, complete with tasteful landscaping and a wheelchair-accessible ramp. You snort at it and haul yourself up the stairs, cane be damned, and push inside to find a brick-walled interior with green tablecloths and chairs. It's mostly empty; ship captains rise rather earlier, and the Admiral might well treasure his privacy, a privilege of flag rank. You, on the other hand, are simply hungry. You make for the buffet line, the scent of bacon and eggs irresistible.
>>37843796Halfway across the mess, you come up short, staring at the two women in line before you – if the first one's long, flowing hair didn't give it away, their old-fashioned garb would've pegged them as ships. Girls, that is. Ship-girls. Whatever-the-fuck they are. You vaguely recall the Admiral making noises about stopgap secure housing measures, but apparently they're just dining in the officer's mess, for now. You step into line behind them, politely, hoping they don't take long to serve themselves. The first one is loading her plate high, stacking the bacon atop the eggs like a pro while her companion taps a plate against her palm irritably. “Have you seen the American yet?” the short-haired one says.“Not sure,” the other one replies. “I think I saw one, but she was wearing a long coat with the collar turned up; I couldn't recognize her.” She sighs as she finishes her load and moves to the next station, picking up the plastic tongs as she evaluates the pancakes carefully. “I hope we're introduced formally, though. I can't imagine it going well... considering.” “Not the ships,” replies short-hair, picking at the bacon with disdain, and settling for some pancakes. “Their Admiral.” Your attention snaps away from the buffet bar and to the women ahead of you. “What about him?” “What's he doing here?” The long-haired woman grabs two pancakes and ever-so-carefully slips them onto the edge of her plate, folding them in half to squeeze them on. “Commanding their forces, of course.”
>prettiest>coolest>strongest>bestHA HA NO.
>>37843839“Why aren't they being attached to Goto's command? He's proven himself capable.” The long-haired girl gives her companion a sharp look – but her expression softens before she speaks. “Kaga, that boat that showed up yesterday-”“The Gato?”“Yes, the Gato. Can you see *him* taking orders from Goto?” Kaga just frowns, conceding the point. “Gato and the American seem to be getting along, too, so I wouldn't worry about it.” You slide in behind them and load your plate to the brim, taking a cue from the long-haired girl. They remain silent till the drink station, when Kaga speaks up while her friend's using the hulking silver milk machine. “What about the American vessels, then?” “I'm happy to have the help,” long-hair responds, sipping at her milk carefully till it's not in danger of spilling. “They sent Hornet,” Kaga says flatly, a trace of dourness slipping in. “That's not what I'd call help.” >file this away for later and lurk more>speak up (suggest words)
>>37843796Wait, why is there a mess hall named after an American admiral on a Japanese base? Am I missing something?
>>37843875>>file this away for later and lurk more
>>37843878>Japanese baseYokosuka Naval Base is American owned and run, though it serves the JSDF as well. That mess hall even has a facebook entry.Spoils, war, we run this shit, etc.
>>37843875>file this away for later and lurk more
>>37843878Pretty sure we're in Pearl, aren't we?
>>37843875>>speak up (suggest words)Hornet is capable, and whatever grudges you hold, stuff it up a dirty oil tanker. We're allies now whether you like it or not.
>>37843875>speak up (suggest words)>"Any port in a storm."
>>37843875>>speak up (suggest words)"Loose lips sink ships."
>>37843875>File this away for later.Never know when a bit of good-ol-fashioned dirt can grease the gears or patch some holes or realize some other poorly-applied mechanical repair joke.
>>37843875>>speak up (suggest words)What exactly would you call help then?
>>37843900Oh, I didn't know that. Neat.>>37843931>file this away for later and lurk more
>>37843875"Willie needs her own chaperone"
>>37843950>"Loose lips sink ships."heh
>>37843875>speak up (KONGOU DESS)
>>37843875>speak up (suggest words)"Would this be a bad time to mention that the Arizona is here too?"
>>37843988Seriously dude, stop. She's not even in the fucking thread.
>>37843991OH SHIT THIS, screw >>37843891
>>37843991>>37843875Arizona!Also, point out we're on an AMERICAN Military base.I dislike Kaga.
>>37843037Its grown up futa Perinne plowing her younger self. What's not to understand?
>>37843875You're getting Gato and Goto mixxed up, pranefrag
>>37843875>>37843991 This then >>37843931US book of conduct: TAKE. NO. FUCKING. SHIT.
>>37844005Can't stop love.
>>37843991I'll support this. >>37844026Kaga isn't too bad once she warms up.
>>37843875Going to vote for a combination of:>>37843931>>37843991
And here I was worried Planefag had abandoned us to a Kongou-filled hell.>>37843875>speak up (suggest words)"Would this be a bad time to mention that the Arizona is here too?"
>>37844045How about you post some love for the ships we actually know about then?
>>37844053Right, she just dislikes us for no good reason and trash talks our subordinates. What's not to like?
>>37844026Kaga's a good girl. There's a reason why she's the ship most admirals marry (first).
>>37844075Because we would totally be much more likely to enjoy the Japs coming to visit Pearl with their own ships right?
>>37844053Isn't she always warm though, due to the whole exhaust issue?
Calling it for "speak up!" Writing!
>>37844053This had better not be a repeat of Minna from SWQ.
>>37844096They don't own Pearl.
>>37844100That's the joke>>37844114Highly doubt it.
>>37844104Actually, I'll give it a minute or two longer for people to suggest lines/comments!>>37844114>waifuinggod forbid
>>37844075You haven't earned that 46 slot yet
>>37844127>>god forbid>not waifuing the most married waifu in a tactical waifu simulator
>>37844127>Actually, I'll give it a minute or two longer for people to suggest lines/comments!It seemed like most liked:"Would this be a bad time to mention that the Arizona is here too?"
>>37844120No shit. Still wouldn't be happy.
>>37844179Might not be happy, but we wouldn't be all 'why did they have to send their own admiral to command their own ships?'or'why did they send that ship, I don't like her'>>37844127How's that JSDF gig going for you ladies?
>>37844026Kaga's super sweet. Don't be mean.
>>37844230Bullshit we wouldn't. Ok, maybe that's a bit far. But one ship, like we've seen?Totally would happen. It's also a fair enough question, even if Kaga isn't exactly the most tactful about it.
>>37844127The "Arizona" and "we're teammates now" lines please.>god forbidEh, the end result was alright, and your storytelling made that relationship tumultuous as hell but fun and eventually "believable." Relationships are a part of life and have their place in a story.It's just the shipper- and waifufags yelling at and about each other that made it get really bad. The way you handled Yoshika, Lynette or even Erika was a good counter; you just make the girl sexually unappealing to the MC.
>>37844071Everybody knows the beautiful Kongou, eldest of the Kongou sisters and the one most desperate for TTK.
>>37844127it's a /tg/ quest, waifuing happens, though I was remarking on more how people went retarded for a girl that seems vaguely tsunish which Minna was early on.>>37844235First impressions, anon.
>>37844285who's the girl on the left? I recongize Muashi and nagato, but the left one could be one out of a decent number of choices.
>>37844280>>First impressions, anonYou're not even watching the anime, are you?
>>37844313My first guess was Takao.
>>3784431395% sure it's Hyuuga.
>>37844313Hyuuga you nigger>>37844335Not fat enough. Hair is wrong. All those ships are BBs.
>>37844324Not really, I'm referring to this quest alone, which is likely most of the reader's first impression.>>37844331Thank you Issei Hyouju did a doujin on her and Ise (he also did a Souryuu one)
I did it.
Why is Kaga's flight deck so large?
>>37844655Because she has a large displacement.
>>37844285"Dayum girl, I can see your clit though your spandex."
>>37844674And she don't give a shit either way.
Kaga's words bolt through your mind and collide headlong with the image of Hornet turning that damned black arrow around and around in her hands. The thought of Hornet *hearing* that - - your molars grind as you bite down on the impulse long enough to think, picking a plastic cup off the stack and moving onto the milk machine as Kaga turns to leave.“She's not the one you've got to worry about, anyways,” you say nonchalantly, pressing your cup under the spigot and lifting the handle with the edge of your plate. Kaga turns to look over her shoulder, and you see her eyes open wider than her plate as she comprehends who you are. Her companion – Akagi, you presume, a vague memory of briefing dossiers surfacing – turns slowly, mindful of her laden plate, and nearly drops it when she sees you. You watch this from the corner of your eye, keeping your face entirely neutral. You sip at your milk as Akagi had, still not looking at either of them. “It's Arizona you should be worried about.”
>>37844879Kaga blinks. “Arizona.” “Yes,” you say, turning to her at last and giving her a winning smile. “Arizona. She's been sitting at anchor for seventy years, now, so she's very, very eager to be helpful.” Kaga's expression hardly quavers. “We're all looking forward to being useful to our nations once more, Admiral...?” You blast her with your best staff-room smile, pointedly ignoring her invitation to introduce yourself. “Well, glad to hear it, Miss Kaga. The United States Navy is happy to work with you in this brave new age of co-prosperity,” you say, waiving your milk and plate to indicate the entirety of the base. “I can't speak for our ships, though – and Arizona doesn't speak at all. With words, at least. So you might want to tune it down a notch, eh?" Akagi nods numbly, but you're already sweeping past them, heading for a table in the far corner. Hot words tumble and nip at your heels; a slew of darts begging to be thrown – more than enough to take Japan's only maritime defense and blow it to hell, should you indulge yourself. Leaving your big bootprints all over traditional Japanese manners will suffice, you tell yourself as you clap the plate down. You think of Hornet again and shove your plate away in disgust, too angry to eat. Draining your milk in three gulps, you head back up to get some coffee.
>>37844879>>37844935Sasuga Kaga-san! Cool beauty~
>>37844935But who's gonna sit down with us?
Anybody know what that black arrow Hornet is carrying around is?
>>37845134Probably the spirits of VT-8 clamoring for a chance at vindication.
>>37845063>sit down with us?We don't need people, we have corgis.>>37845134>black arrowPretty sure it's used to kill a dragon
>>37845063Perhaps the finest in German engineering?
>>37845134It's used to kill dragons.
>>37844935Requesting the Arizona SOON picture
>>37845167>>37845172>>37845178Hmm. Ok, missing that reference in regards to Hornet.
>>37845063not all japanese kancolles are so stuck up.
>>37845244Nobody so far is stuck up.
>>37845352I have that reference. I just don't get why Hornet has it. I may be dense or over thinking it.
>>37845176Prinz Eugen or bust
>>37845371Bismarck's bust is better
>>37845370I don't know why. I just had to make the joke.
>>37845371>Prinz Eugen or bustBismarck has the bust.
>>37845371Keep in mind that in many ways she's a mini-Bismarck (though her chest isn't so mini)
>>37845371Bismarck's is better.
>>37845370Might be the Doolittle Raid
>>37845417Bismarck is glamorous. Eugen is shortstack. Both sexy.
>>37845449Eugen was a more efficient use of resources than Bismarck.
>>37845448That's the only thing I could think of, though I'm not sure why she'd be so sad about it. Besides many of the crew not surviving, but that's war.
So just for those who never read about how the hornet went down. please read the following.>American warships next attempted to scuttle the stricken carrier, which absorbed nine torpedoes, many of which failed to explode, and more than 400 5-inch rounds from the destroyers Mustin and AndersonJeesus fuck Hornet. This bitch took it all and just didn't want to sink.
>>37845474>many of which failed to explodeOr, you know, our early war torpedoes sucked
>>37845467>>37845449Glorious German engineering.
>>37845499400 5 inch rounds.400.
You've just settled on Columbia Roast and are pouring yourself a mug when the personable Corporal Hate appears at your elbow, scanning the world through half-open eyes. He selects the steaming, mostly full carafe labeled “Shockwave” and lifts it off the warmer. Upending the cardboard sugar container, he pours in about a quarter of it before moving onto the creamer while he hunches over, groping groggily at his boot. He straightens up, a Ka-Bar in his hand, and walks away stirring the coffee pot with the blade as he slouches towards the door, where about twenty small, furry heads are watching him intently. Returning to your seat, you tug your plate closer and tuck in, your growling stomach finally overriding umbrage. When you come up for air, you glance around for the CVs- Kaga seems to be wolfing down her meal as fast as possible in the opposite corner, but Akagi is clearly taking her time, giving Kaga lidded-eyed looks every now and then. She even sends a lazy wink your way with a slight shrug, which you return with a faint nod.
Planefag always posts right when I start wondering if he abandoned us to our fate.
>>37845601Pushing your empty plate away, you sip your java while thumbing through e-mails on your smartphone. The first message is from the CNO informing you that USS Harder (SS-257) has been officially re-added to the Naval Register, and is approved for operational deployment “at force commander's discretion.” The second is from Admiral God – your recommendation's being approved; the ball's rolling on Hate's Silver Star. The final one is... you thumb through the inbox a little more, but there's still no word from the SanFran drydock. You sigh and tuck the phone away. “Hey!” The high-pitched exclamation draws your attention towards the door, where a young officer in the newly re-re-introduced tropical khaki dress uniform is standing with his arms crossed; a skipper's hat riding his head at a steep angle, his face lost somewhere behind a pair of aviator lenses. Standing before him is a shorter girl in an odd outfit, and she looks pissed.
>>37845632Prinz Eugen is my wife!
>>37845635“You!” “Yeah?” he nearly snorts in reply. “You attacked Fubuki-chan!” the girl exclaims. “Yeah, well...” he looks up at the ceiling, searching for an answer. “... deal with it.” “I'll deal with YOU if yuuuuu...” her voice trails off as the aviator's slide down just enough to reveal two huge, piercing, hateful eyes boring holes through the hapless girl, whom you presume is another destroyer from Fubuki's division. “Oh, yeah?” he asks, his voice dangerously soft, but the steel in it cutting clear across the room. “You think so?” “U-uh-uhhh-” “You reeeaaally really think so? Huuuh? HUUUH?” The officer advances on the hapless destroyer-girl forcing her to backpedal rapidly.“Hey!” someone else objects, springing up from their table with a clatter of tableware. This one's hard to miss – a slender brunette in an orange uniform. Another shipgirl; the orange ones are... you shake your head and go for another sip of joe, only to find the bare bottom of your mug.Once again you are humbled by the deep and abiding wisdom of Marines. You rise to get another cup as the orange-clad one carries on behind you - “-may be an idol, but I won't let you bully my sub-ordinates!” “Oh yeah, toot-sweet? What'cha gonna do about it?”
The FUCK is this quest based on? Don't tell me fapangel had an original idea
>>37845134It's a nuke.
>>37845657The orange-girl seems to falter at this – for a moment. “I'll – I'll discipline you properly!”“OH YEAH?” the officer shouts across the room as you mix in your cream and sugar, making two mugs worth this time. “GO FOR IT, FLUSH-DECK-TAN!” “What did you call me!?” Orange-girl fumes, taking a few steps towards the offender. “Yeah, try it,” the officer shouts back. “You ain't got shit bitch, you got what, seven guns? You're just a destroyer to me, only easier to hit because dat displacement is FAT-” “YOU SNIVELING LITTLE YANKEE DREDGE-”“DO IT!” the officer shouts back. “DO IT, FAGGOT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT FAGGOT! DO IT FAGGOT DO IT FAGGOT DO IT FAGGOT-”You sip at your coffee as you watch the scene unfold, and a vague sense of responsibility whispers that you might want to intervene, here....… on the other hand, you did just give Kaga a somewhat-subtle warning of what could happen if she goes sticking her nose in old memories, and if that light cruiser takes one on the chin, it might be a great demonstration. >intervene>stay out of it
>>37845664>Not knowing about Kantai CollectionCome on now.
>>37845693>stay out of it
>>37845693This is unacceptable behavior for military personnel. Intervene.
>>37845693>>interveneWe should, you know, be responsible. Make our ships behave now so we can let them loose when needed.
>>37845664Kancolle, but with quite some tweaking and original American shippeople (including a Subboy)>>37845693>>interveneA bit of rivalry is good, but an outright hateful fight here would not.
>>37845693>>stay out of it>nip ship about to get her shit wreckedTake a video of it.
>>37845693>>interveneWe are here to work WITH the japs, not get in a fight with them. World ending consequences and all.
>>37845726and PT corgis
>>37845693>interveneFor pretty much the reason that >>37845715 said. It's unacceptable and I imagine any competent officer would be aghast at the scene.The life of a Teitoku is filled with peril.
>>37845693>stay out of itThe punk needs to be able to handle one right on the chin.
>>37845693This guy kind of needs a cane to the back of the knees, just on principle.
>>37845738Thank you for reminding meI wonder what girl is being confronted as no names come to mind. Orange only brings Hiryuu to mind.
>>37845693>interveneThey can kill each other and settle old grudges when there isnt a HUGE WAR AGAINST ALIUMS going on.
>>37845693>>interveneSon.You are fucking up.An officer and a gentleman does not bully little girls.
>>37845693>intervene>on the officer's side"Losers don't get to pick fights."Knock her down a peg if she doesn't back down.
>>37845693Intervene. Nobody messes with the fleet's idol!
>>37845693>intervene>But chew them BOTH out, and make it clear the next one who gets out of hand answers to you directly and will be polishing the floor with a toothbrush. Make sure the same message you gave Kaga is heard, but much louder.
>>37845786It's Naka one of the Sendai class light cruisers.
>>37845786Looks like Naka. CL.
>>37845792He may be an officer, but he is no gentleman.In this future, has corporal punishment been introduced, so we can cane him with our cane?
>>37845693>>37845792>officer and a gentlemanAll my yes
>>37845786>not knowing Naka-chan, the idol of the combined fleet.Shameful.
>>37845830Nah.UNLEASH.THE CORGIS OF WAAAAAR.
>>37845792>gentlemanBut that's a reverse trap
>>37845792>>37845693The bullying has to stop. This isn't what fleetgirls are for.
>>37845863My vote's for corgis.
>>37845840>Naka-chan, the idol of a thousand old man's dicksFTFY
>>37845865of course it is. we're sort of rubbing it in Harder's face that 'Gentleman' is an unobtainable goal
>>37845693Anti-bully ranger, go!
>>37845693>interveneBy Unleashing the Corgis on them.
Don't overuse the corgis. They should be reserved for special occasions.
>>37845693> intervene"Harder. Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up, or I sic the PT boats on you again. Understood?"
Overwhelming votes for "intervene!" WRITING!
>>37842641God dammit, I'm losing my shit over here.I knew there were Chinese kancolle fans, but I wasn't aware there were cantonese posters who were also ameriboos or at least posing as ameriboos.
>>37846064China makes great contributions to American kanmusus.
>>37846141That Iowa interpretation is shit. In my head, Iowa is these things:1. Guzzles as much beer as any three sailors.2. Is always ready for a fight, whether a battle on the ocean, or simply a bar fight.3. Swears as much as any WWII American sailor.
>>37846064Think about it: China hates Japan of the time. They like to see them put in their place.Japanese ships got their shit kicked by American ships. Ergo, China likes watching American shipgirls kick in the shit of Japanese shipgirls. Makes perfect sense.
>>37846220Sounds more like what he did with Hornet.
>>37846252Speaking of crossbows, did Jap ships not use catapults?
>>37846220Or perhaps this Iowa is more your speed.
You're almost done with your first mug of coffee when something the destroyer said circles round to itch at your noggin. Harassing Fubuki... the destroyer-girl from yesterday...“I WON'T BE BAITED!” the CL snaps back. A truly smug grin spreads across the young officer's face as he tilts his head forward to peer at the ship-girl from the narrow band between his hat-brim and the aviators. “ PUUUUUUUSSSSSYYYYYYY-” The identity of the young man penetrates your sleep-addled skull just as the cruiser-girl starts stalking towards him. You lunge into that loping gait forced by your bad leg, your cane lying forgotten at your table. With anyone else you'd have let it happen – a bruised ego might do everyone some good – but nobody hits harder than Harder. You're almost within range when the orange-clad cruiser gal finally loses her temper and breaks into a headlong charge. Putting on a final burst of speed, you bolt forward and promptly trip as your gimp leg refuses to keep up, sending you sprawling on the floor in front of Harder. The orange girl tries to brake, but she only manages to scuff the flooring before her toes catch on your side and she goes flying over you with a brief scream. >what say
>>37846220Why would Iowa not be as girly as any other kanmusu?
>>37846316Harder, you're on report for being a smug, stupid asshole. And conduct unbecoming of an officer.
>>37846296Modern deck-integrated steam catapults were a post-war invention. During the war, steam catapults utilized a long, very bulky launch rail that could be swung out to aim over the side of the ship - it launched things fine, but without a deck to land on, the planes carried had to be seaplanes.In addition, the time it took to set it up so that it worked reliably without blowing you all to hell or ripping the plane apart was much longer than it took to simply let planes launch with a short take-off run.
>>37846316>"Do I have to feed you to the Corgis again Harder?"
>>37846336Because shenanigans are easier when at least one of the perpetrators is drunk off her ass to a point that would be lethal for an average human.
>>37846220>not liking proper lady Iowa
>>37846316Get Up. Call Harder to Attention with ANGRY OFFICER VOICE
>>37846316"Harder, what the fuck are you doing."
>>37846367Iowa is the best proper lady.
>>37846316Give me one good reason not to tell the corgis to hit 'em again, Harder.
>>37846353The Germans had a pretty good modern-style pair of Steam Catapults installed on the foredeck of the Graf Zeppelin, IIRC.Not that it was ever in service, but still...
>>37846316Harder, stop harassing the Japs!
>>37846366Jun'you already exists.
>>37846236Chinese fucking LOVE Kancolle though.Hell they fought a virtual civil war against a chinese knockoff that bribed baidu for admin rights to the biggest Kancolle forum in china who redirected to the knockoff.
>>37846316Harder needs a talking to. This was conduct unbecoming of an officer; we're Navy, not the Air Force.Too bad its not something bad enough to warrant a public flogging.
>>37846316Bullies are weak men, Harder, and I don't tolerate weakness.
>>37846367Proper lady isn't quite american as a hard drinking, and harder fighting sailor woman.Unless she too like yamato hadly saw any combat.
>>37846316>give a thumbs up"Hit her again, Harder!"
>>37846518>proper ladies>not americanI reject your jingoistic stereotypes!
>>37846518So you're looking for Albacore.
>>37846518>proper lady>Not americanNot everywhere in the USA is damnyankeestan
>>37846539>>37846585>>37846518Wisconsin is a lady too.
>>37846585Bah, you're all yanks to the rest of the world.
>>37846565But Albacore is very nice. She just looks scary.
“Harder,” you groan from the floor. “Harder, god dammit.” You laboriously pry yourself off the floor, dusting at your uniform shirt. “Harder, what the HELL is wro-”You look up to find Harder's face frozen somewhere between shock and alarm, his aviators knocked askew. The orange-clad cruiser is clutching his waist with a death-grip, her toes still planted where she first tripped over you. Harder stares for a second longer, his hands still gripping the girl's shoulders where he caught her, before he notices your notice and realizes what he's doing. He doesn't help her up so much as fling her upward and drop her on her heels, but she doesn't seem to notice. In fact, she seems to have found something fascinating on the floor, and Harder is tilting his skipper cap's brim right past “rakish” and into “concealing.”You blink. You blink again, hoping you can un-see what you just saw. Nope, still there. Deep breath, wide stance – authority. “Harder, an officer and a gentlemen-” does what he just did, actually - “-should not conduct conduct unbecoming a submar- I mean, an off- a ship- er, boat... man?”Deep, deep breath, as Harder fixes his aviators and comes to parade rest before you, his face safely hidden. You take a few more seconds to organize your thoughts, line them up into neat sentences, and then you pitch all that shit in the bin. “Harder, get the fuck out of here.”
>>37846637So friendly and nice.
>>37846640>“Harder, get the fuck out of here.”kek
>>37846663She is! Tenryuu is just frightened of her.
>>37846629That's because all y'all's countries aren't the size of Europe (Unless you're china or Russia). Thus, you have difficulty wrapping your head around the idea that the USA has three or four cultural groups that have significant differences.
>>37846686Very very friendly.
>>37846640..I'm really not sure what just happened. I mean, I read the words and they made sense. . .. . .Does Harder find Japanese cruisers attractive? Or is Harder just going through an awkward phase?
>>37846640i am lost
>>37846699You haven't read her little comics where she is trying to be a good member of the fleet but everyone thinks she's going to go axe crazy on them (she doesn't).
>>37846687None that actually matter to anyone else, though.
>>37846640>“Harder, an officer and a gentlemen-” does what he just did, actually - “-should not conduct conduct unbecoming a submar- I mean, an off- a ship- er, boat... man?”Sub-human.
>>37846728The ones where she instead enjoys scaring the shit out of them?
>>37846725Pretty sure she landed face first in his crotch
>>37846725Naka made him a little Harder.
>>37846640wait, did Harger catch her from falling on her face?
>>37846640Is he blushing?but why would we forget it when we can tease the shit out of them both?>>37846725He just got hugged, by a girl, that is around his age. and her face happened to be planted firmly in his crotch when it happened.
>>37846755>>37846756Ah, thanks. I couldn't visualize things properly.
>>37846787with his crotch torpedo.
>>37846778Read those. She's still near Poi levels.
>>37846725no, harder misses his siblings he'll only get to see one of them ever again
>>37846640You manage to limp back to your seat without looking at anyone else in the entire damn room, a horrible icky feeling creeping across your skin. The very... *everything* of these... entities is terrifying unsettling enough to contemplate already, much less whatever the hell *that* was. You slump over the table, holding your head in your hands, and slap your cap back on to help shut out the damn world. Your watch says it isn't even 7:45 yet. God help you. As if in reply, your phone begins ringing. You snatch it up eagerly. “Hello?”“Admiral Settle?” “Tis he. Goto?” “Yeah,” the Japanese Admiral replies. “How can I help you?” “Don't get in between them next time. I almost put money on it.” You look up and pan around the room. Kaga's tapping her foot impatiently while Akagi ever-so-slowly cleans her plate; a little cluster of destroyer girls are creeping after the orange CL, who's walking rather stiffly towards the door. You see Wille D peeking around the doorframe just in time to see the CL and her train coming and vanish, the tip of her braid flicking about with the speed of her departure. And there, peeking over a windowsill, is the Admiral. He fingerguns at you, then beckons at you with one finger. “C'mere.”
>>37846858>“Don't get in between them next time. I almost put money on it.”No way! We have to make sure any future bullying is put a stop to just as swiftly!
>>37846858I like Goto. He's a cool dude.
>>37846787She grabbed him to keep from falling. He most certainly did not catch her, in front of a room full of witnesses, and in fact it was only the Admiral's outcry that prevented him from ramming a fist down her throat as she fell. That's totally, totally what happened guys. Totally.
>>37846910This is where the shipping begins.
>>37846954But we were already shipping...
>>37846910Is... is... Harder... TSUNDERE for ASW ships?
>>37846910oh god now i want to try and set up Naka and Harder to see how embarrassed we can get them both as they awkwardly court each other.>>37846954Yep.
>>37846970>shipping>in a quest about shipgirlsI'm not sure what you people are expecting here...
>>37846910Damn it, Planefag, why do you run these quests when I'm busy at work?...Also, I wanted FubukiXHarder, not NakaXHarder.Still: Carry on.
>>37846994Fubuki is mine. Nobody else can have her.
>>37846980Maybe, he might also just be in that awkward stage of boy/manhood.
>>37846980He is now!>>37846994Na, Naka is a much more interesting character for him to interact with.
>>37846910Which was why Harder's hands were on her shoulders. Yes.
>>37846993Ships, shipping and shipgirls.
>not posting BurningGrey's artBehold! The PT Corgi!
>>37847058And Wee Willie Worthless in all her (in)glory!
>>37847081>posted my picture u faget“C'mere.” You quit the mess as fast as humanly possible, actually happy for the damn cane for a change; people give you wider berth when they see it so navigating the flow of incoming patrons is easier. Except for one – Wille Dee damn near knocks you over as she comes bolting through the door, her braid almost hovering in air behind her. Chasing her towards the bar is Hate, or rather his cold, terrifying gaze, propelling Wille Dee towards the food line like a cutter carried on a swell. He hovers there until she reaches the buffet, then fades slowly, his half-full carafe the last thing to vanish past the doorjamb. You meet Goto outside, where he gives you a slight smirk.“How was breakfast?” You give him a look that says he damn well fucking knows how breakfast was, then another that asks if-“Oh, it's not always that bad,” he replies airly. “I mean, it WAS, and worse, and then things settled down... and THEN, some~one brought us the god-damned Hornet and ARIZONA!” You fling your hands up in surrender. He sighs; a miserable, defeated sigh. “Yeaaaaah.” Wiping a hand over his face, he rallies himself. “Anyways. How'd you like some conventional problems for a damn change?” “That,” you reply, “is just what I want right now.”
>>37847016hard to tell, both haven't really gotten than one good scene.>>37847058Hahahaha!
>>37847025Could have been worse, he could of gotten a double handful of tits in front of everyone.
>>37847106>Naka>double handful of titsFLUSH-DECK TAN!
>>37847106that'll have been more fun.Me im just waiting for the yasen-baka.
>>37847106http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141125035408/kancolle/images/d/d7/160.jpegNaka has maybe half a handful.
>>37847140MOTHER FUCKEN YA SEN
>>37847132Which would make it even worse for Harder, seeing as his insult would be refuted. She is nowhere even close to RJ levels of flat.>>37847162Na, she is a small handful for each, she looks like a B-cup or so. Her non kai-ni shows it better.
>>37847207>Na, she is a small handful for each,Your hands are small.
>>37847207Still pretty flat compared to everyone except DD's. Plus my hands are pretty damn big.
>>37847207dunno, the general art suggests being small (not flat however), she's no sub-girl let alone anywhere near the shapely families.
>ne ne, naka-chan, what happened over there?>naka-chan, why is your face so red?>you touched his -beep- didn't you. Nihihi>what a -beep-? is it good to eat?
I'm just waiting for the Kongou sisters to show up.
>>37847297sluts.All of them.
>>37847243B-cup is pretty small compared to some of the tittymonsters like Agano-class, or CA/BBs.
>>37847297Better sisters, even if they eat more.
>>37847335I don't think you're understanding what a B cup size is, Naka's if anything large A at most.
>>37847309Haruna is a good girl!
>>37847366>>37847335Yeah, she loses even to some DD's.
>>37847416so she fits in with AMERICA! is what I'm hearing.
>>37847395>>37847416good only for drunken rape
>>37847440A little bit.
>>37847416>>37847455Beloved baby sister.
“I don't know what I want,” you mutter, glaring down at the big map of the Pacific sprawled over the conference-room table. The air-conditioning in the command center is effective, but dry, making your throat itch. You consider stepping out to the vending machine for a Pepsi, but when you get back those little red pins will be waiting for you again. You glare at them over your folded hands as you weigh the unknowns against the knowns. The wrong end of the scale almost makes an audible clack as it hits the figurative tabletop. “So,” you say, nodding at the black pins in the map. “Three attacks in the Luzon strait. They weren't sunk?” Goto shakes his head. “Two merchants managed to keep ahead of them long enough for the Taiwanese to scramble air cover, and the third one was chased by a bigger-looking one into a heavy squall. Chinese container-ship; had better seakeeping, so it wasn't overtaken too fast and the swells seemed to play hell with the abyssal's gunnery. The deck cargo set off most of the shells that hit until some Chinese all-weather planes showed up and it bugged out.” “Sheer dumb luck,” you say, and he nods in agreement, before pointing out the next pin on the map – this one a bright, angry red; planted in the north of Luzon, on the coast of Pasaleng Bay. “And then, this shit.”
>>37847493Kirishima a best anyway.
>>37847514You both glower at the pin, needing no further elaboration. The severed body parts and flaming wreckage of the beach-side resort already aired on the news; and the official intel report had little to add. “So,” you say, tapping the Philippines. “East coast, or West?”“Dunno,” Goto replies with a shrug. “Though they're probably heading for the Celebes sea to attack shipping there; they probably know they wore out their welcome in the strait. We could just lay for them there.” You sigh. Tracking abyssals is a pain in the ass. Modern air/space reconnaissance doesn't help much, because they just... show up, emerging from the depths when they damn well feel like it, even though their overall movement speed seems as limited as an actual ship. They tend to coincide with less-than-natural weather patterns too; dark, brooding thunderheads and squalls that hide them from satellites... sometimes. Often they show up on radar – sometimes as girls, sometimes as actual ships; an electronic ghost of the hull they used to be, and sometimes they don't show up at all. Finding them isn't as much a problem as being close enough to punish them when they turn up. “Right. Those freighters get a good look at them?”
>>37847549Lewd Abyssal seduction attempts when?
>>37847514>>37847549Great. This quest's Abyssals are blockading me and Deculture. Times like this, I really hate my country.>>37847007>>37847016Your tastes are horrible, Anons.>>37843678>>37846755Now Crix here, on the other hand, has good taste.
“That's the good news,” Goto says, handing you a folder. You flip it open to find grainy, but serviceable pictures of the ships in question – the merchant mariners that exposed themselves to take these photos, while under shellfire, in poor weather conditions must've been some brave sonsofbitches. You peer closely at the indistinct lines of the monstrous entities in the photos, reading the hints of form closely as possible. The best giveaway is the turret layout, usually, and you spot right away that they're pre-dreadnaught. Consulting the notes, they seem to have made moderate, but not phenomenal speed, and the shell hits on the container ship suggested six to eight inch munitions. “... cruisers, then,” you conclude. “Old cruisers.” “Yuh,” Goto says, not so much smoking a cigarette as chewing on it. Smoking indoors is strictly forbidden, and these days nobody seems to give a shit – especially today, with the sundered bodies scrolling across CNN's 24/7 channel. “Problem is, we never got a real good look at them, and transit time to the bay from the strait could be their max speed, or faster ships at cruising speed...”“... which means we don't know if they're protected cruisers, or armored cruisers,” you say sourly. “Ayep,” Goto says, frowning around his cigarette.
>>37847665what about Souryuu fans?Though ot be fair towards Fubuki, ep5 had her be pretty competent.
>>37847771Now if only she'd been that competent from the start, instead of jobbing like a little bitch and disgracing the name of her entire class.
>>37847730I seem to remember mention of a particular quality the Abyssals have, namely that they can defeat any electronic guidance system. I don't think they accounted for pigeons, though...What do you think, planefag?
WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA?KI SA RA GI!
>>37847665No, your taste is shit because neither of them have shown up in this quest and we where talking about girls that have.
>>37847806Yes, yes, we know.
>>37847806pls no bully
>>37847730Page 8 aero gay.
>>37847806Don't forget about Kisaragi...
>>37847806 I have no regrets
>>37847798I blame that on the whole japanese tropes thing basically requiring the main heroine to be sort of a klutz/ditz/etc, likely in the name of character growth, same way male leads tend to be hot headed brash teens who seem to be asexual.Even with that Planefag had enouh respect for her in the first thread (when he could have regarded her as badly as he does Zucchinni)>>37847806The first time was mean and hilarious, but 20+ times later, it's just mean.
So are they like exclusively modern warships or is The Saint Anne's Revenge drinking herself stupid at some bar in the Caribbean?
>>37847730This is no small problem. “Protected cruisers” incorporated a proper armored deck that protected the vitals of the ship from shellfire without significantly lowering their speed – essentially equivalent to general-purpose cruisers of the modern era; doing the best they could with the armor of their time (and against the weapons of the era, more than enough.) Armored cruisers, however, had the full armored deck-and-belt systems of proper battleships, in an era where armored plate was very heavy for the protection it offered. The weight slowed them down; they were essentially cut-down battleships and performed similarly.
>>37848014A four-ship heavy cruiser task-force could blow the shit out of protected cruisers, and is fast enough to scout around fairly well... but if they're armored cruisers, the CAs will get ripped up badly. Heavy weather is moving towards the Philippines, the first inklings of monsoon season; carrier operations are all but hopeless – and heavy seas put your destroyers at a serious disadvantage, too. Against the heavy quick-firing, close-range batteries favored in the pre-dreadnaught era they'll get ripped up if they try to close in against protected cruisers – but armored cruisers are slow, the Japanese destroyer's Long Lances have great reach, and torpedoes tend to run well no matter what the weather on the surface. The light cruisers (like the orange lass you just saw tripping about) carry plenty of those too – and they're pretty fast, though the heavy weather could change that in a heartbeat. And then, of course, you do have battleships. They've got the most accurate gunnery in rough seas, and can pretty much crush anything flung at them, probably from beyond the enemies effective range. But if you commit them, you might get caught short if more powerful abyssals show up somewhere else. Worse, one of them will have to be the Arizona – the Japanese only have one available, between battle damage and other sorties (it's all they can do to hang onto the Sea of Japan, the situation is so bad,) and you never send battleships out alone, if you're sane. And Arizona is rather slow... though, given likely sea conditions, you're not sure that will matter as much. You glower at the table. >Send a light cruiser leading a destroyer flotilla.>Send a four-ship heavy cruiser division. >Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort. >Ask Goto for his input.>Other?
>>37847993WWII only at the moment.
>>37847979>The first time was mean and hilarious, but 20+ times later, it's just mean.I don't get why you people get so attached to these girls, or any other anime girls for that matter.
>>37848055>>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.GO, ARIZONA, UNLEASH YOUR RAGE UPON THE ENEMY
>>37848055>>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort. >>Ask Goto for his input.
>>37848055Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.
>>37848055>Ask Goto for his input.
>>37848055>>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.
>>37848055>>Ask Goto for his input.Why can't we send subs to sink them?
>>37848055>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort. >Ask Goto for his input.
>>37848055>Ask Goto for input>I don't see subs as an option
>>37848055>>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.Also, suprised you didn't get the reference to this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon
>>37848055>Send a four-ship heavy cruiser division. >with CL escort.
>>37848055>>Other?A Heavy Cruiser pair with a DD FlotillaShould be able to handle either situation while not sending in our precious BBs.
>>37848055>Ask Goto for his input.>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.And an alternate idea: have a few CAs in there. Protected cruisers might outrun old BBs, but if they're protected cruisers, they're not going to be able to stand up to CAs.>>37848072I'm not attached.It's just not funny after the first time, and it's mostly funny in light of mocking obsessed Japanese otaku who do get that attached.
>>37848055>>Send a light cruiser leading a destroyer flotilla.Remember, in the heavy sees these guys will be nearly impossible to hit, particularly with smokescreens. If we can send some of ours with radar gunnery, we can hit them without being hit back.
>>37848125>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_PigeonThere was a reference to that? Where?
>>37848055>>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.GO, GO, AR-RI-ZO-NA GO!
>>37848112Yeah, this sounds like the better option.>>37847993...I kind of want this now. I guess the closest we have would be hauling the USS Constitution a few thousand miles...
>>37848103Now there's a handful, though no idea how Harder would get along with her.... besides getting harder.
>>37848055>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.The weather in other potential conflict zones should let us use carriers, which can be guarded by CAs.>>37847771A Dragon is fine, too. Dragons are good girls.>>37847842Fly over here and fight me.
>>37847993>So are they like exclusively modern warships or is The Saint Anne's Revenge drinking herself stupid at some bar in the Caribbean?So far the majority - though by no means all - of the Abyssals seem to be reincarnated warships of the pre-dreadnaught era.However, they always seem to hit with the firepower of a modern warship roughly equivalent to their class; their power seems to be determined by how they compared to everything else in their prime; so obsolescence is no defense. After all, they are effectively... spiritual beings. Or magic? Nobody fucking knows, and with people dying across the world, nobody has time to find out, either.
>>37848205What about Fluffy?
>>37848187>pigeon guidance Stupid. Lawyers are a lot easier to train, and nobody gets attached to them, either.
>>37848205Oh, Bomber Grape.
>>37848205Must be one of the explosion endings. Bomber Grape loves those.>Dragons are good girlsFor sure, they seem to be sweeties.>>37848222Not sure but I'd figure underneath her cool facade is a warm heart.
>>37848234Hey, any ship in a storm... Pigeons can't be jammed, can they?
>>37847665>Great. This quest's Abyssals are blockading me and Deculture. Times like this, I really hate my country.just you wait, I'mma turn that frown upside-down
>>37848259Fluffy is very warm, in body and heart.
>>37848055>Send a two-ship battleship taskforce with four destroyers in escort.Time to open up that barrel of whup-ass known as battleships, and try to sate Arizona's bloodlust.
>>37848384It'll probably just whet her bloodlust.
>>37848406>It'll probably just whet her bloodlustGiven this can cause shenanigans, I fail to see the problem here.
>>37848406do we even know if she has bloodlust?Also, sending her out with a couple japs right now might not be the best idea
After a few minutes thought, you look up at Goto. “You first.” He smirks at that. “Battleship task force, I'd say.” He taps the other parts of the map. “The weather should be clear enough further north for the carriers to handle things, but we don't want to thin out their escorts too much by sending all our light elements into heavy seas where they'll do fuck-all anyways. You'll have air cover from the Filipinos, and scouting from shore-spotters and their Coast Guard choppers, so speed isn't too vital. More importantly, if they keep going for shore bombardments, you should be able to catch them from the sea and pin them against the land, so they can't make a straight run for it.”You muse on this for a minute, and then nod. “Just as well. Arizona still hasn't said a single word, but you can tell she's chomping at the bit.” You and Goto share a silent look – nobody knows what a seriously unhappy ship-spirit can do, and neither of you wish to find out just yet. “Could you free up a few CLs to send along as escorts, though? I know they've got torpedoes to spare, and they'll handle better in heavy seas all-around.” Goto nods. “That's a good idea. They're no good as AA ships, anyways.” He sighs, stubbing out the remains of his cigarette. “Sure wish you Yanks would scare up an Atlanta-class or three – we could really use them.” “Yeah,” you agree. “The resistance is starting to slip, I think. And god forbid, if THAT-” you jerk your thumb at the muted TV behind you “-is gonna help it slip faster, I think.” You turn back to the table, and dig out a notebook. “So, which BB do you have ready?” He gives you a lazy grin. “Kongo.”>... isn't that the odd one?>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.” >other?
>>37848055Any ports that we can use in the area? Hong Kong? Subic Bay?
>>37848454>... isn't that the odd one?
>>37848466Hell, you can use Manilla bay. Fort Drum is still a rusted-out hulk, though - no word on ship-spirit status there, nicknames be damned.
>>37848454>>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”Kongou a shit desu
>>37848454>>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”
>>37848454>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.” But politely. Kongo will probably still be plenty sufficient to deal with what they have, even if I wouldn't bet on her versus a real battleship.>>37848216I'm guessing this also extends to "possession of anti-submarine weapons"? Otherwise, you could literally subcheese everything, because pre-dreadnaught warships, to the best of my knowledge, had just about jack for their ASW suites.
>>37848454>...isn't that the odd one?SHENANIGANS!
>>37848454>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”
>>37848454>>... isn't that the odd one?>>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”
>>37848454>... isn't that the odd one?>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”
>>37848454>>... isn't that the odd one?Looks like we'll get to see her burning love first hand.
>>37848496Predreads and dreads had RAMMING SPEED for ASW
>>37848454>... isn't that the odd one?>>37848506>thumbnail
>>37848454>>... isn't that the odd one?>>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”Why not both?
>>37848454>>Wait, I thought you said “battleSHIP” not “battleCRUISER.”>Kongo>BB>not a shit
>>37848518Unless you suspect they might be minelayers, in which case you will need potatoes to deal with surfaced submarines.http://www.historybyzim.com/2012/03/the-maine-potato-episode/
>>37848454>What do you think about sub support?
>>37848538My collection is limited, to say the least.
Run deep, run quiet.or were the germans the only ones with good diesel/electrics? My naval history is... lacking.
>>37848563US had decent subs.
>>37848270>>... isn't that the odd one?U-uh... t-t-thanks for the Kongou, sempai......Fort Drum might count as an Installation-type, if it were an Abyssal. Corregidor as well.>>37848222>>37848276Fluffy pic get~
>>37848563American submarines were pretty good, even if their torpedoes were initially godawful. A bit on the large side, but they reaped a grim harvest of Japanese ships when their torpedoes stopped sucking.It didn't hurt that Japanese ASW weaponry and doctrine sucked, of course.
>>37848563It was pretty much US or German for U-boats/subs.
>>37848454>>... isn't that the odd one?
>>37848583I have plenty of fluffy.
>>37848490>>37848494>>37848496>>37848503>>37848522>>37848546Kongou may have started as a BC, but she isn't bad as a BB.
>>37848563US had good subs, though the germans had the single most advanced type at the end of the war.Type-XXI stronk.
>>37848496>I'm guessing this also extends to "possession of anti-submarine weapons"? Otherwise, you could literally subcheese everything, because pre-dreadnaught warships, to the best of my knowledge, had just about jack for their ASW suites.Problem is, they don't really need them. Warships are a pain in the ass to attack with WWII subs; said subs are very slow underwater (8 knots, max) and their prey is moving at 20-30 knots. In addition to the difficulty of getting into position, once you're there, those high speeds make torpedo attacks much less likely to hit - torpedoes move at 33-43 knots on average, and they're trying to meet a target already moving at 20-30 knots. It's not like shooting an arrow so much as rolling one bowling ball towards another and hoping they meet. Add to that the ~unknown~ factor inherent in the abyssal ships (they seem to "hear" things underwater sometimes, though nobody's ever heard them ping,) and it's not nearly as clear-cut as it could be. Thankfully, they often lack Active sonar and/or depth charges. Subs are still slow on the surface and a poor primary choice for this kind of fight, though they'd be fantastic at guarding enterance channels to shallow harbors in the Philippines for this op - a little surprise basket waiting to happen.
>>37848563in the end, it didn't matter.Allies got too good at anti-sub warfare in the atlantic, and then the u-boat pens got bombedand IJN never got gud at ASW in the pacific, so US subs did well even without silent running
>>37848643Having all the escorts and long range planes you could ever want didn't hurt either.
“Wait,” you say. “I thought you said battleship, not battlecruiser.” “No bully,” he retorts as he rips open a vending-machine pack of beef jerky and tosses you a piece. “She ghat upghraded y'knah,” he points out as he bites into his prize. “Well, there's that,” you admit. Kongo's armor belt is thin – by battleship standards, but it'd be more than enough to rebuff the armament of even an armored cruiser; assuming they even get close enough to fire. The real problem is Arizona's low 21-knot speed, compared to Kongo's 27 – but as Goto pointed out, with the wealth of eyes watching the Philippine coast, that shouldn't be as big an issue. And really – they're all you have right now. “Well, sounds good to me.”“Great,” Goto says, finishing his jerky. “Lets go... make introductions, then.” You nibble on your jerky, but the look on Goto's face has, quite suddenly, killed your appetite.
>>37848632>Type-XXI Too bad the war ended before they could get any real use out of them.
>>37848635>8 knots maxhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_XXIII_submarine yeah nah.>Someone mentioned the XXI's too. Okay then!
We should ask Goto which one hes fucking.
>>37848788>>37848817too bad we don't have any
>>37848817Type XXI is a non factor in the war. It's like pointing to a centurion for an example of a WW2 tank.
NEXT TIME ON SHIPSLUTS: UNSTOPPABLE DITZ MEETS IMMOVABLE WRECK! COMBAT IS JOINED OFF THE PHILIPPINES, AND EVERYTHING GOES TO FUCKING HELL! MORE OF THE ADMIRAL'S PAST IS REVEALED! CORPORAL HATE IS HATEFUL AND GLOWERS AT PEOPLE! ALSO SWQ ON SATURDAY GIT HYEP
>>37848855Good run faggot, see you Saturday.
>>37848855Pants will be on the edge of the seat until then, planefag. Swell thread! Til next time.
>>37848855thanks bro. I'm looking forward to the next one
>>37848855Cheers you bastard
>>37848780>compared to Kongo's 27Wait wait wait. I thought Kongou's top speed was 30 knots.
>>37848817>entered service January 18 1945yes, those sure are relevant to the discussion at hand about WW2 submarine operations against surface warships.
>>37848855Hype gotten. Thanks for the shipping and the Kongou, Planefag. I can't wait for Ian's misery on Saturday.
>>37848855we had better be on scene for the battle, and not some rear echelon admiral sitting in the comfort of an indoor base while the action is on.
>>37848908she ate too muchfat kongo desu
>>37848908She could make 29 after her refit - at flank. Even 27 knots is pretty good, though - 21 knots, not so much.
>>37848855Uh... am I supposed to know who corporal hate is?
>>37848923>we had better be on scene for the battle, and not some rear echelon admiral sitting in the comfort of an indoor base while the action is on.Modern "BATTLESPACE AIR-SPACE SUPEREMECY BUZZWARD C3 NO WAIT C4 HYPER-DIMENSIONAL TIME-CUBE CONTROL" is very much a thing, abyssals be damned - you'll have real-time control of the battle right from Yokosuka, with camera feeds from drones, patrol ships, satellites, aircraft - you name it. With that said, the Admiral's no rear-echelon layabout - and he's not afraid to step onto a battle bridge himself, if need be. No, not like that, fucking pervs.
>>37848946Y-You mean W-Wikipedia lied to me?Checked the reconstruction part of Kongou's article. Yep, 29 knots.
>>37848999So we ride on a shipgirl's shoulders into battle?FUND IT
>>37848999Does this mean we're pulling the Iowas out of mothballs just to troll the abyssals?
>>37848986>Uh... am I supposed to know who corporal hate is?You already do. Corporal Hate... is Corporal Hate. No more, no less.
>>37849017>So we ride on a shipgirl's shoulders into battle?Took the words right out of my mouth
>>37848999>we can see, hear, and feel everything our ship girl sees, hears, and feelsY-y-you're just making things more l-lewd!
planefag, what do you think of CMANO?
>>37848914speaking of, what happened to all the modern ships? I don't know squat about the settings beyond dead ships turn into little girls for some reason.
>>37849033>Does this mean we're pulling the Iowas out of mothballs just to troll the abyssals?Yeah, about that. Remember this post.
>>37849101I take it that reactivating the Iowa sisters would be a bad idea?Or are they Abyssals?
>>37849101Step onto the Bridge of the U.S.S. Iowa with shipgirl Iowa. Life suddenly becomes awkward.
>>37849139And why haven't ships like the CSS Virginia shown up?
>>37849047>>37849050>>37849082god damn you all>>37849056whatnow?>>37849075Oh, they're still there - and still fighting their own battles. But they're big and expensive, as warships tend to be, and there's too many enemies and too much ocean to cover. The Shipgirls are scary simply to contemplate... but whatever re-animated the abyssals has re-animated them, as well, and the situation is dire enough that even America, with its huge Navy, can no longer ignore the need. >>37849139About this. "Re-activating" a ship-spirit is a strange, strange thing - and sometimes, they just show up on their own, like Arizona and Harder did. Nobody's tried "summoning" a shipgirl who's actual ship still exists. In point of fact... they're afraid to. *Especially* the USS Iowa.
>>37849178Aww, aww, I wanna see Iowa wrecking shit!
>>37849171They have, actually - the oldest confirmed abyssal seems to have been a torpedo ram.
>>37849178>whatnow?Command: Modern Air Naval Operations. It's basically a computernized version of the old Harpoon wargame.
>>37849178I can see that considering how differently the Yamato sisters turned out from one another. One's a proper japanese lady while the other is a thuggish brawler who hits a bunch of fetishes at once.A US brawler may be too much even for their own side.
>>37849178>In point of fact... they're afraid to. >*Especially* the USS Iowa.I'd be more afraid of New Jersey.
>>37849178>*Especially* the USS Iowawhy especially?I get why it would be awkward and cause questions to be asked all around, but why single out Iowa as the one to *especially* avoid?
>>37849257Thems are spoilers, man.>>37849260I'd actually prefer the Missouri, just to troll the fuck out of the Japs.
>>37849241>Command: Modern Air Naval Operations. It's basically a computernized version of the old Harpoon wargame.Oh shit, that! I haven't had a chance to play it yet. Recently I've been playing the modded version of Fighting Steel to get up-to-speed on WWII surface engagements, but I want to try that next. >>37849260>New Jersey."HUH, KONGO, YOU THINK I'M FUKKIN FUNNY? DO I AMUSE YOU? I'M FUNNY LIKE A CLOWN?" >>37849272>why especially?That has specifically to do with the day the Admiral acquired his limp, and Corporal Hate earned the Silver Star. That story will be told soon; I might write it out tomorrow.
>>37849257Sweet! RAPE TIME ABYSSAL SHITS!>>37849260New Jersey is a classy gal.
>>37848999>No, not like that, fucking pervs.There is nothing perverted about the love between an admiral and his/her ship girls.
>>37849283>Missouri, just to troll the fuck out of the Japs.Seconded. I'd like them all, but Missouri would have all kinds of opportunities for comedy. The fact that she's been hanging out with Arizona for a while is a bonus.
>>37849272Imagine someone performing a ritual to ressurect you... while you're still alive. Who knows what will come out? Well planefag does, but he's a faggot anyway :^)
>>37849222Okay. Now we can panic. There is NO WAY we can beat HMS Thunder Child! Where's Noop when we need him?>>37849307We're braced for feels and holding our breaths for that.>>37849171I believe Virginia is a bit busy with her rival, as seen in attached.
>>37849257>>37849307I was wondering the source of their demons
>>37846398Iowa/Yamato duel when?
>>37849308I've actually been on (heh) the New Jersey during a vacation to the east coast.Felt kind of cramped, but really cool. too bad I didn't get a chance to eat at their cafeteria (it was still running from the ship's mess.)
>>37849392Hopefully never, that'd mean human vs human fighting again. >>37849400I've been on the Wisconsin, she's a good girl.
>>37849355>shoot the hell out of each other, accomplishing nothing, then being forced to retreat for reload/refuel>ad infiniumthat sounds like hell
>>37849178Is there a HMS Victory Shipgirl on active roster?
>>37849425Poor Wisconsin, always overlooked in favor of her big sisters.
>>37849452Seeing as how she got to fight in Desert Storm, she's got it going on more than they do.
>>37849425Well, if the Abyssal threat ever dies down, I suppose you might see a training exercise between the two.But yes, at this point, a slugging match between an Iowa and a Yamato would be court-martial territory for everybody involved, on account of "we actually need these ships ready for action".
>>37849392>>37849425>>37849484It'll happen once the Admirals get enough funding for a swimming pool full of mud/jelly/chocolate/baby oil for them to fight in.Now where was that pic on Danbooru that was very relevant...
>>37849476The Missouri actually had blood shed on her during Desert Storm.
>>37849476Missouri participated in Desert Storm, too. She nearly got shot with an antiship missile.
>>37849178>Nobody's tried "summoning" a shipgirl who's actual ship still exists. >In point of fact... they're afraid to.I wonder if the original would just, like, straight-up vanish. Or spontaneously, inexplicably sink. Or if it'd just be really awkward.This is a metaphysical shiny button and I don't blame them for not pushing it.
>>37849515>>37849526Ouch. >>37849510That would certainly raise my morale. Can we include Kongo and Wisconsin too?
>>37849527Navys a superstitious branch.Probably scared it means that the actual ship is doomed to be sunk.
>>37849307So what happens with ships like the Enterprise. That were sunk, decommissioned and then a new ship with the same name came afterwards?
>>37849452hilariously enough, Missouri was actually completed after Wisconsin Debate on which one is actually the younger sister between them rages on forever.
>>37849559That's probably like naming someone after a relative. It's not actually the person.
>>37849559Imagine ALL the Enterprises coming back. That would be fun.
>>37849559Enterprise? Sheeeit. She'd go apeshit on Akagi and Kaga.
Ah. Turret #2. Ouch.
>>37849574>>37849559So we can have fleets of nothing but enterprises?>>37849587damn,ninja'd
>>37849587Don't like that look, think i prefer the 'Grey Ghost' moniker.>>37849574Remember, they reused a lot of bits from the CV-6 to the newer one too.
>>37849625Hand me downs.
>>37849625Now you've got me wondering about the Yorktown. Both of her (all three if you count the cruiser?).
>>37849618>>37849625Ah damn, Image limit reached. But yeah, his enterprise is weak but there are probably more choices for her than any other US ship.
>>37843530I'd impact my torpedo into her bottom
>>37849543Yes to the four. All my yes.
>>37849676the four Iowas or Kongou and her sisters?
>>37849648Get 2 Yorktowns then. Big younger and little older sister.
>>37849693>>37849676Yes to all of them. Iowa vs Kongou class mud wrestling to improve morale.
>>37849703Iowas vs. Kongous. vs. Yamatos. vs. Colorados. vs. Nagatos.But no Fusous. Fusous a shit.
>>37849693What no love for USS South Dakota? Kirishima would probably have a bad day meeting her again.
>>378497677 vs 8. Sounds like fun mate. It'll be damn sexy that's for sure.
>>37849772>What no love for USS South Dakota? Kirishima would probably have a bad day meeting her again.Eh, they'd probably call it a fair fight. Now, Washington, Kirishima would have words with.
>>37849857South Dakota's guns, radio, and radar got taken offline by electrical failures. Kirishima attacked a helpless ship, whereas Washington snuck up on Kirishima fair and square.
>>37849307planefag, planefagHas anyone tried to have sex with a shipslut yet?
>>37849989About time someone started asking the prudent questions nigga.
>>37849989There are rumors, but nothing concrete. And by "rumors" I of course mean "heinous lies invented by bored sailors." Naturally, there's already like thirty attempts to make porn of it, though every world government has banned the fuck out of it in a spate of horror - should the ships get wind of it, it might get ugly.
>>37850449is that you, fap angel?
>>37850449>imagining shipsluts punching "kancolle" into sadpandaAHAHAHHAHAHA
>>37850594Also, JAPAN.I wonder what they'll make of shipgirl cosplay.
>>37850482>>37850449forgot my trip, I was shitposting on /k/
>>37850942WHAT A FUCKING SHOCK. YOU! SHITPOSTING! PERISH THE THOUGHT!